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Asian red rice

Oryza sativa

Description:

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production (rice, 741.5 million tonnes in 2014), after sugarcane (1.9 billion tonnes) and maize (1.0 billion tonnes). -Wikipedia

Habitat:

Being widely cultivated in Asian countries.

Notes:

Red rice is less consumed because of its rougher texture compared to a softer white rice but more nutritious than the white.

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Spotted on Jul 2, 2017
Submitted on Jul 17, 2017

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